Are you getting pop-up ads when you browse some Internet sites? While the majority of these pop-up ads are just harmless ads pushing for you to buy something, they can be very annoying especially if you’re doing online work. They pop out when you click a certain website or if you click a specific button on the website.

However, if you are seeing random pop-up ads and redirects within the browser you’re using, then your computer may be infected with an adware or a potentially unwanted program. The pop-up ads are usually caused by an ad-supported extension inside the browser that you were not aware of. The malicious browser extension is typically added when you install free software that had bundled into their installation this adware program that you weren’t aware of. You then have reason to be really annoyed because:

  • Advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.
  • Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
  • Browser popups appear which sometimes recommend fake updates or other software.
  • Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge.
  • Adware can slow down your PC and make it unstable or slow down your Internet connection by downloading advertisements.
  • Advertising pop-ups can also distract you and waste your time if they have to be closed before you can continue using your PC.

It’s a good thing that there are user-friendly tools from the Internet that can help you get rid of these annoying ads:

Remove adware with AdwCleaner

The AdwCleaner utility will scan your computer and web browser for malicious files, adware browser extensions, and registry keys that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge. All you need to do is to download for free, follow installation instructions, and run the cleaner afterwards.

Remove any browser hijacker with Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool is a powerful utility that will remove Pop-up Ads redirect from Firefox and Google Chrome. All you need to do is to download for free, follow installation instructions, and run the tool as instructed. Since Microsoft has announced that it is now removing Internet Explorer as its official browser, we advise uninstalling this browser and switching to another browser like Chrome or Firefox.

Remove malware and viruses with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free uses industry-leading technology to detect and remove all traces of malware, including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, and more.

It is important to note that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works well and can run alongside other existing antivirus software in a computer without conflicts. All you need to do is to download for free, follow installation instructions, and run as instructed.

Double-check for Pop-up Ads infection with HitmanPro

HitmanPro is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken. HitmanPro is designed to work alongside existing security programs without any conflicts. It scans the computer quickly (less than 5 minutes) and does not slow down the computer.

This entry was posted by Staff Writer on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 9:44:13 AM and is filed under Mixellaneous.

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